RedNet Control goes large with version 2.0
In response to a growing and global trend of RedNet users employing ever-larger RedNet systems, Focusrite has upgraded its RedNet Control software system with the release of version 2.0.
The software enables remote control of the manufacturer’s RedNet range of Dante-based audio-over-IP systems and the update has been made to give users more intuitive control.
RedNet Control 2.0 provides users with a tabbed graphical interface, much like you would encounter on a web browser. Each tab on the interface can display up to 12 devices, depending on the level of detail required, and 50 tabs can be defined at any one time. Devices available can be dragged from a sidebar list into a grid on a tab. With the capacity to control up to 600 RedNet devices, the equivalent of 9,600 Dante audio channels, the new update has been designed to handle the largest of systems. The system can also be set to populate tabs automatically with devices from the list, while tab contents can be managed via a drop-down menu.
Users can identify and rename a device on the sidebar list by right clicking on it. There is the option to filter the list so as to display only the devices that meet the selected criteria; for example, by sample rate or devices that are not currently in a tab. Search functionality is also included for the device list. Devices are now shown graphically on the new user interface.
RedNet devices may also be grouped on each page, enabling simpler management of signals. One example given is that tabs can be arranged to represent a particular area or room of a facility. The version 2.0 update also improves the software’s device monitoring, metering and parameter controls, while also allowing for the locking and unlocking of devices.